Mosquito season not bad, yet

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- Even though this wild spring weather hasn't been the best if you want to go to the pool, it's been pretty great when it comes to mosquito control. For now, that is.

The Grand River Mosquito Control District says mosquito populations are low right now because of the cooler temperatures, but could get worse later in the summer because of the moisture we've gotten.

The best way to avoid getting feasted on is to make sure you empty out any standing water in your yard at least once a week and wear repellent or long pants and sleeves.

"That's important because the type of mosquitoes that are in your backyard are also the ones that also carry West Nile Virus so it's a really good thing to take care of your property like that," Tim Moore with the Mosquito Control District, said.

Runoff will be the big determining factor for how our mosquito season might look later this summer. If areas around the rivers flood, this summer could be a rough one.

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